Cumberland bypass to be named after former mayor

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Written by Jon Willing in the Ottawa Sun

A road could be named after a former Cumberland mayor and provincial cabinet minister.

Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said his office is proposing to name the Blackburn bypass extension Brian Coburn Blvd.

The road, designed to relieve traffic on Innes Rd., runs just south of Orleans.

“I’m very honoured,” Coburn said Monday.

Coburn was Cumberland mayor from 1989-1999. He later served as a Tory MPP for Ottawa-Orleans and as ministers of tourism and agriculture.

Coburn was named a citizenship judge in 2006.

The road name requires council’s endorsement.